Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review: David's New Shirt by Karmen Sanda

David's New Shirt: Bedtime Story for Kids
By Karmen Sanda
Publisher: Studio Sanda
Published: June 25, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

This is a wonderful children's book about a boy named David and his animal friends.
David's new shirt is a fun and beautifully illustrated picture book about a little boy who loved all animals. He was the youngest of seven children from a very poor family. 

One summer day he ripped the only shirt he had. His mother didn't have time to make him another one. Luckily, friendly animals decided to help him.
How? Find it out in this beautiful story about friendship and helping each other.

Bonus FREE GIFT- A Coloring Book
FREE coloring-book provides enough drawings to keep children entertained for hours. At the beginning of the book you will find a link to download it. 

For children ages 2- 8
This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be friendly to the animals and to open their imagination on their quest for love and happiness.
Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of David's New Shirt. It is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your children ages 2- 8.

24 colorful illustrations with simple text
In this book are included 24 colorful illustrations and simple text suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers' children.

Your kids will be inspired:
- How to be more friendly towards animals and other people
- How to persist and not give up.
- How to be open towards new opportunities 

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My Thoughts:

I loved this little story about a little boy named David who was the youngest in a large family. He always got the last of the hand-me-down shirts which were nearly worn out.

Being a kind and loving child he took care of all the animals that he came across that needed his help. One day, when his shirt finally wore completely out and fell half off him, these wonderful animals that he had helped, each helped him with their skills to make him a new shirt of his very own.

I think the lesson about empathy and caring for others is a very strong message in this story, and it’s a good one. I liked that David was helping those in need without expecting anything in return. Too often we expect something when we do something for others.

While the actions of the animals are not realistic as to what those animals are actually able to do, the story is written in a fairytale style, beginning with “Once upon a time…” so the reader knows the story imaginary. Nevertheless, the lessons contained within are very real.

The font the book is written in is easy to read and is perfect for beginning readers as they look very much like printed letters. This makes this a good book for early readers to start using as they begin to read. Some of the important words in the story have been enlarged and written in a different colour of ink.

I liked the pictures in the story. They are sweet and whimsical. This is a book I would definitely read to my young children or grandchildren. I give David’s New Shirt 5 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

My name is Karmen Sanda. I spent my childhood in a village Kamnica, near the city of Maribor, in a small country called Slovenia.

My first tool for today's successful career were crayons which I got for my first birthday. Since then the crayons were my everyday companion.

As a little girl I could spend hours and hours drawing and making up stories.

I have finished school of economics and graduated from textile design.
After ten years of a successful career in various professions I rediscovered my true passion and decided to return to the drawing board.

Now I am living my dream with my biggest admirers and critics - my husband and my three lovely children.
Together we enjoy beautifully illustrated books and additional creative gifts, such as coloring books and puzzles. We love to create: to draw and to make up fairy tales.

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